As a passionate traveller, railway lines are far more to me than legendary transporters of myths, people and machines. They are the moving evidence of high engineering skill and witness to the indomitable will of people to open up new routes into unknown and impassable territories in order to conquer nature and its treasures. Today, railways on all continents still tell the story not only of industrial culture, but also of progress and the art of travelling.
The great longing of people to discover new horizons is universal. Since their invention, trains have embodied this adventure and the hope of using railway lines to reduce the vastness of the world and provide access to some of its most remote areas.
Spectacular landscapes of superlatives challenged and still challenge the technical possibilities to their limits. No underground is too icy, no valley too deep, no mountain too high not to make it visible and accessible. The series visualises the eternal desire to create new paths and discover the fascinating diversity of the world with the help of state-of-the-art technology.